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Membership Update: CDI Journal available

CDI Strategies, March 19, 2015

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Beginning in January, the CDI Journal’s cadence increased to every-other-month, the quantity and diversity of its content expanded to cover new settings and initiatives, and the format changed to incorporate additional graphic elements and an easy-to-read, easy-to-view digital format.

To access the latest edition, log in to the ACDIS website and visit the CDI Journal. Click on the top link “Download the March/April edition of the Journal,” to view the magazine in its new format or to download a PDF of the entire edition. Individual PDFs of each article are also available for download. This edition includes:

  • CC/MCC list: Query with confidence: William E. Haik, MD, FCCP, CDIP, director for DRG Review, Inc., explores specific query opportunities from the CC/MCC list, as well as examples of where reporting an additional diagnosis may be appropriate.
  • Top concerns in pediatric record review: Documentation for pediatric conditions differs from the adult care population.
  • Associate Director’s Note: CDI specialists may well be the superheroes of the healthcare industry—after all, they have the ability to adapt faster than changing government reimbursement initiatives, are stronger than the harshest physicians, and can leap through chart reviews like lightning.
  • Note from the Advisory Board: Sylvia Hoffman talks to a group of physicians about their ICD-10 documentation improvement pain points, and shares the insights she found.
  • In the News: Following a positive Congressional subcommittee meeting, ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation supporters express optimism regarding the 2015 implementation date.
  • Clinical Corner: Larry Faust, MD, discusses documentation requirements associated with mental and behavioral health disorders.
  • In the News: Value-Based Purchasing hits the headlines as the government speeds up implementation timelines.
  • Physician Advisor’s Corner: Trey LaCharite, MD, outlines several areas where what the physician documents doesn’t necessarily translate into the most appropriate code.
  • Ask ACDIS: CDI Boot Camp instructor Laurie Prescott discusses ways to ensure CDI staff stay on track.
  • Coding Clinic for CDI: CDI Boot Camp instructor Sharme Brodie discusses the latest advice from Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
  • Meet-a-Member: After finding true happiness in a career in CDI, Sheila Duhan, MBA, RN, CCDS, discusses her professional growth and love of the industry.
  • Advocacy for the new code set continues: Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS, recounts the history of the shifting ICD-10-CM/PCS timeline and reiterates reasons for sticking to the 2015 implementation date.
  • Why the world should care about CDI: ACDIS editor Katherine Rushlau discusses the importance of CDI on healthcare and the community.
  • Using “Lean” tools to reboot your CDI program: Michelle Wieczorek, RN, RHIT, CPHQ, offers insight into how CDI programs can employ the “Lean” technique to improve their efforts.

If you are not currently a member, considering joining the only resource devoted to the clinical documentation improvement profession—ACDIS.


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